QLD RM Championship - 22/23rd April
QLD RM Championship - 22/23rd April
|Colin Cameron||SAIL #: 29||Design: F3.5||PN: No||2.4GHz: Yes|
|John Heard||SAIL #: 83||Design: Gothic||PN: No||2.4GHz: Yes|
|Greg Torpy||SAIL #: 25||Design: Quark||PN: Yes||2.4GHz: Yes|
|James Finch||SAIL #: 77||Design: HEK||PN: Yes||2.4GHz: Yes|
|Tim Arland||SAIL #: 66||Design: F3||PN: No||2.4GHz: Yes|
|Dean Anderson||SAIL #: 25||Design: Cumulus||PN: No||2.4GHz: Yes|
|David Turton||SAIL #: 09||Design: Mantra||PN: Yes||2.4GHz: Yes|
|Trevor Fisher||SAIL #: 68||Design: Scalpal||PN: No||2.4GHz: Yes|
22/23rd April, Mackay, Qld 4740
2017 QLD MARBLEHEAD CHAMPIONSHIP
22nd / 23rd APRIL 2017
AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHTING ASSOCIATION (Inc.)
Mackay, Qld 4740
This is an ARYA Ranking Event
NOTICE OF RACE
1 ORGANIZING AUTHORITY
This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA) and conducted by the QRYA, and MACKAY MODEL MARINERS and its duly appointed Race Committee.
2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).
2.2 The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.
2.3 The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.
2.4 The following Racing Rules will be changed:
E3.1: The control area will be defined on the course board.
E3.2: Launching area will be specified on the course board
E3.3: The course will be displayed on a course Board.
E3.6: Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.
E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened.
E5.1(a): The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.
E6.4: Add “but prior to the prepatory signal for the next heat or race.”
The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The competition is open to affiliated members of ARYA (Inc.) whose ARYA subscriptions are current and to members of a recognized Division Member of the International Radio Sailing Association. Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).
All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.
3.2 The following class will be sailed:
RM – Radio Marblehead
3.4 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:
Before commencement of Registration and Measurement check – 9:30am..
3.5 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after After the commencement of the First Heat.
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
4.2 Other fees: N/A
5 EVENT SCHEDULE
5.1 RM Class – Saturday 22nd April & Sunday 23rd April 2017
5.2 Racing Times:
Day One: Saturday 22nd April
Registration: From 8:30 am To 9:00am
Measurement and inspection: From 08:30am To 09:30am
Briefing commences: 09:45am
Warning signal for first race: 10:00am
Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 16:00 pm
Final Day: Sunday 23rd April
Briefing commences: 09:45 am
Warning signal for first race: 10:00am
Racing concludes: The final race will not commence after 14:30pm
Presentation function: 15:00 pm
5.3 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.
A light Lunch & Drink will be provided each day.
Water & Soft Drinks will be available at a cost of $2:00 per drink.
Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed by 22nd April, 2017 at 09:30am
For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.
8 PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS
8.1 Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers provided the member seeking to use their Personal Number has entered the event, and paid the entry fee prior to the nominated “close of entries” date as set out in this Notice of Race.
8.2 Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration if requested by sailing committee
9 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website (www.arya.asn.au) and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.
The event will be sailed at THE ANDERGROVE LAKES COMPLEX (WAKEBOARD PARK), Beaconsfield Road, Mackay Qld 4740
Launching details: Dry launching facilities and freshwater sailing venue
Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.
The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.
12 PENALTY SYSTEM AND PROTESTS
12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) WILL be used.
12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.
12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.
The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
c. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.
Prizes will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd & 3rd .
The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc and the Q.R.Y.A. recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.
16 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. See Rule 4. The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), QRYA, and MACKAY MODEL MARINERS and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:
“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Championship covered by this Notice of Race.”
At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.
A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on the entry form for this event.
17 FURTHER INFORMATION